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The jury in the trial of a Marquette County man accused of beating a man to death in April of last year handed down it’s verdict yesterday.  After approximately two hours of deliberations, the jury found 38-year-old Thomas Hyttinen of Ishpeming not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Carl Mercer of Negaunee. […]

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Michigan’s unemployment rate increased last month for the first time in a year. According to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the May jobless rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point to eight-point-five percent. It marked the first monthly jobless rate increase for the state since May 2011. Michigan unemployment rate in May […]

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A legislative committee is considering a resolution today seeking federal assistance following the Duck Lake wildfire in the Upper Peninsula.  The Duck Lake fire in Luce County began May 24th following a lighting strike. As of June 6, the wildfire has covered 21,112 acres and destroyed 49 cabins and homes, including a motel and store, […]

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An Ishpeming man who was arrested Friday afternoon at his home after the shooting death of another Ishpeming man plead not guilty this morning in 96-th District Court in Marquette to all charges.  52-year-old Jack Earl Carpenter was arrested after the shooting death of 29-year-old David Scott Meyer Jr. at 409 North Second Street in […]

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Forsyth Township Police are looking for the public’s help in the search for a missing Sawyer man.  In a statement released earlier today, police say they are looking for 69-year-old Alfred Frank Ongie.  He is also known as “Butch” and is described as a white male, 5-feet-10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with graying dark […]

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A federal judge has postponed a decision on whether or not to halt construction of a controversial mining operation in Marquette County.  A lawsuit by the Huron Mountain Club argues Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company failed to secure the proper federal permits to build a nickel and copper mine. The suit also charges other agencies such […]

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Michigan State Police say an autopsy has determined that the 39-year old inmate found dead in an Upper Peninsula prison last week was strangled to death.  Another inmate had notified staff at Alger Correctional Facility in Munising Township last Thursday that Carlos Love of Detroit had suffered a seizure and was unconscious.  Attempts to resuscitate […]

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Michigan State Police reports of a methamphetamine  lab being stopped near the Mackinac Bridge this morning.  A trooper from the St. Ignace Post stopped a vehicle on I-75 near the tolls of the Mackinac Bridge for having a cracked windshield.  After being questioned about an odor of burnt marijuana the occupants, a 29 year old […]

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Nearly an inch of rain fell Saturday in the eastern Upper Peninsula, leading to improved conditions at the Duck Lake Fire in Luce County.  The Department of Natural Resources Sunday reported the fire is now 72 percent contained.  Fireline supervisors worked on Saturday to identify access points and plan for the completion of the remaining […]

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The investigation is continuing into the reported death of an inmate at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising.  State Police are conducting the investigation and reports say the death is being labeled as “suspicious”.  Troopers and technicians with the Michigan State Police Crime lab and the State Police Forensics lab are studying evidence in the […]

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